By John Cooper, Virginia Beach Car Accident Injury Lawyer
If you were involved in a car accident would you know what to do at the confused and traumatic scene? Many people have a good idea but when it happens to them they are hurt, clueless and have no idea where to turn.
While few of us believe we will be involved in a car accident, the statistics suggest this is not the case.
According to the National Safety Council, about 40 percent of all unintended injuries suffered by people aged 20 or over are the result of auto accidents
The Council said in 2005 there were 45,800 motor vehicle related deaths in the United States. Another 2.4 million “disabling injuries” resulted from vehicle crashes. The American Safety Council says a person dies on America’s roads an average of about every 12 minutes. Someone is injured in a car accident every 14 seconds.
My colleague Jim Hurley recently wrote The Virginia Guide to Motor Vehicle Accidents, which provides essential information you should know before you talk to the insurance company.
In writing this guide, Jim Hurley drew on almost 20 years’ experience of helping people in auto accidents.
The guide outlines the steps taken by our experienced Virginia auto accident attorneys at the Cooper Hurley Law Firm in guiding clients through the process after an accident. these steps are:
· Initial interview
· Gathering information
· Examining insurance coverage
· Reviewing all legal aspects
· Gathering all medical information
· Negotiating your case
Although many auto accident injury cases will not go as far as litigation, the Cooper Hurley Law Firm has taken many cases to court and is prepared to take cases to trial to ensure clients get the award they deserve.
Jim Hurley’s book covers insurance plans and impairment ratings. It looks at car insurance and medical payment coverage, as well as the issue of damage to your vehicle after a crash and how you can recover for repairs.
And crucially it tells you what you should do in those vital moments after a crash. While it may seem obvious advice to call the police and not to leave the scene, some motorists panic and do all the wrong things.
Jim’s book provides advice about what to say and what not to say at an accident scene and to the insurance company and how to access medical care.
Contact our experienced auto accident lawyers with offices in Virginia Beach and Norfolk for a free copy.
The Virginia Beach personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as brain injury, wrongful death, railroad workers’ injuries (FELA) mesothelioma and medical malpractice cases.
John Cooper grew up and was educated in Virginia Beach and handles many cases from the city. John Cooper and his partner Jim Hurley have more than 40 years of combined experience in handling personal injury claims.
John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010 and has been a member since 2011 of the Multimillion dollar Advocates Roundtable. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout Virginia as well as in north eastern North Carolina. We always put the best interests of our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us at (757) 309-4711 or make an appointment to visit our Virginia Beach office at 4445 Corporation Lane, Suite #187, Virginia Beach, VA, 23462. For a free consultation with a specialized Virginia Beach, VA personal injury lawyer contact us through this website